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5 Reasons to Pilot Student Podcasting Projects

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The Advantages of Podcasting with StudentsIt doesn’t take fancy equipment. Students can record and even edit audio on their smartphones or tablet. Often, videos will require the correct lighting or staging. However, a podcast is different because it’s limited to sound. Many of the tools are free. Students can edit audio with Audacity, which you can use on a Mac, PC, or in Linux.You can listen on the go. As a teacher, you can load all the audio to one place and listen on the way home. Similarly, students can listen to each other’s podcasts as well.It’s a chance for students to develop their voice. Students can own the entire process, from inquiry through research, through composition, editing, and launching. In the process, they can practice their public speaking skills, interview skills, and communication skills.It’s a way for all students to participate. …

Googley Art Ideas

Looking for ways to engage your student in online art lessons?  
Check out Eric Curt's Control Alt Achieve blog post for all you need to carry out these lessons in your classroom.

#1 - Pixel Art with Google Sheets

#2 - Mondrian Art with Google Sheets

#3 - Self-Portraits with Google Drawings
(credit to Julie Lyle)

Getting Googley with Primary Students

Build a Snowman with Google Slides

This is a fun activity where students make a snowman using pieces and parts provided, and then write a story about them. This is a great way to develop tech skills such as copy and paste, drag and drop, and basic of Google Slides. It also encourages creativity and writing skills.

Wintertime Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings

Google Drawings also works well for drag and drop activities like "Magnetic Poetry". With this template, students are provided with 100 common words from the Dolch list, as well as many winter-themed words. They can then drag and drop these words onto the canvas to write a poem, sentence, or story.

See these activities and many more primary focused Google activities on Eric Curt's blog Control Alt Achieve.

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast is a weekly podcast designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shakeup Learning).

There are over 73 podcasts available.  The latest podcast features Kim Mattina discussing how to create your own Google Expedition.  

For a full list of the 73 podcasts currently available in iTunes preview click HERE